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Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page. 

Mon, 09/26/2022

Roadways to the Federal Bench: Who Me? A Bankruptcy or Magistrate Judge?

Please see the attached Save the Date announcement.  More informaton about this program is available at the ...

Fri, 09/02/2022

In observance of the Labor Day Holiday, the offices of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Louisiana will be closed Friday, September 2, 2022 beginning at Noon and all day Monday, September 5, 2022. The Case Management...

Tue, 08/23/2022

Agencies are notified that PACER users and Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) e-filers may experience intermittent authentication issues when logging on, and intermittent connection issues when making payments through Pay.gov on...

Wed, 08/17/2022

Agencies are notified that Pay.gov will be conducting site maintenance on Saturday, August 20th, 2022 from approximately 5PM to 9PM CT. All Pay.gov services will be unavailable during the deployment window. The CM/ECF electronic filing system...

Mon, 08/15/2022

On June 7, 2022, the Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure (Standing Committee) approved publication of proposed amendments to the following: Appellate Rules 32, 35, 40, and Appendix on Length Limits, Bankruptcy...

Mon, 06/27/2022

In observance of the Fourth of July Holiday, the offices of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Louisiana will be closed Friday, July 1, 2022 beginning at Noon and Monday, July 4, 2022. The Case Management and...

Tue, 06/14/2022

In observance of the Juneteenth Holiday, the offices of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Louisiana will be closed Friday, June 17, 2022 beginning at Noon and Monday, June 20, 2022. The Case Management and Electronic...

Tue, 05/24/2022

Agencies are notified that PACER users and Next Generation (NextGen) Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) e-filers may experience intermittent issues during log in and when making payments through Pay.gov on Sunday June 5th from...

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